It will be my one year anniversary on EMC in a couple of weeks, and I am really excited about it. I did not play on EMC the entire time, but I had a lot of fun. Looking back at the past year, EMC was a big part of my life and it has become very important to me. Looking forward to the next year, I have big plans, hopes, and dreams for my EMC future. However, it was not always like that for me on EMC.I remember the first day I joined EMC. It was St. Pattys day, and the Pot o Gold promo was released. I remember going through the helpful, but long, tutorial, and then suddenly spawning on a 60x60 plot in the middle of what seemed like nowhere. Not only was this my first time on EMC, this was actually only my second or third week of playing Minecraft at all. My experience before EMC consisted of playing on Easy difficulty on a single player world.Thus, I knew very little about Minecraft in general, let alone EMC. Now there was a lot of help on the forums, and there was reading material available to me in-game. However, there was one problem that I faced that nothing had prepared me for: I didn't know what to do. I had all these options, this large plot of land, and this huge community of people, and I did not know what to do.A year later, I know now that this is a common issue amongst new players. Every day, somebody new joins the Empire on my home of SMP 7. Of those 'newbies', the most common question I see is "What do I do?". Often, this question goes unanswered, because how do you answer it? Sometimes the person can find something to do, sometimes they are determined to try different things out until they discover their plans, and sometimes they leave, because without a purpose to play, what do they do?Now, how to answer this problem, I am not certain. That is what this post is for. I want us as a community to collaborate and discover how to fix this problem. Do you already have an answer when someone asks this question? Do you have an idea that could help to solve this problem? Please chime in with your comments or ideas so we can find a way to give new players a purpose, without stealing the experience of learning that we have each had on EMC.